Trigger #1: You allow yourself to become overly hungry, and you lose control
when you finally get to eat.
Buster: Keep an easy-to-eat snack that contains protein, such as a Quest bar,
with you at all times. If you miss a meal or there is nothing healthy to eat,
have the bar so that you are not ravenous by the time you finally get some real
Trigger #2: You are a at a party and have something 'bad,' and then either keep
eating 'bad' stuff at the party or get into some junk once you get home.
Buster: Make a pact with yourself that, after indulging in a portion or food
that isn't on plan, the next thing you eat will include some lean protein and
some produce. For instance, if you have some birthday cake at a party, make the
next thing you eat a piece of chicken and some salad or fruit. Most of the time
additional cravings will be put to bay after eating the healthy food.
Buster #3: You find yourself bored at home and wander into the kitchen to go
looking for something to snack on.
Buster: Make a pact with yourself that you will go outside for a walk or go
thru some yoga or stretching for at least 20 minutes before you let yourself
snack. Chances are, once those endorphins start moving thru your bloodstream
and your boredom is alleviated, you will be much less interested in bingeing.